Superman: Lost #1

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 56
8.7Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

After Superman is called away on a routine Justice League mission, Lois Lane awakens to find a complete stranger standing in her living room. The Man of Steel, home much sooner than expected, reveals he has, in fact, been lost in space for 20 years. Nothing and no one seem familiar to him anymore, and the timeless bond between them has been severed...or has it? Can love conquer all? Superman’s 85th anniversary celebration continues with this allnew blockbuster 10-issue series from the creators of the Eisner-nominated Deathstroke series!

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 14, 2023

    Priest, Pagulayan, Paz, and Cox unite as a tremendous force, crafting a beautiful story that tests Lois and Clark's relationship while showing fans how wild their world can be. A Superman shaken to his core and estranged from his wife seems to be a welcoming story for the Man of Tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 17, 2023

    A political intrigue plot. A great Justice League mission! The foundation of the story, the 20 year return, laid out. All with fabulous art.  I want more. Always the best sign! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 14, 2023

    Like the title suggests, the rest of the series looks to focus on those missing years for Superman, but this installment makes a strong case for the creative team to headline a new Justice League title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 15, 2023

    A smart and intriguing first issue, Superman: Lost is off to a great start with what could very well be one of the most insightful and potent stories about the Man of Steel in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Joshua Raynor Mar 17, 2023

    Overall, Superman: Lost #1 is a wonderful start to what very well may be a great sci-fi mystery story, and I for one am extremely excited to find out more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2023

    It's a great experiment that follows up on a few other stories lately that have been giving us a much more human, vulnerable take on Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 14, 2023

    Final ThoughtsSuperman: Lost #1 sets up Supermans crisis situation that will be the focus of this mini-series and even shows a bit of the after effects on him also. Im looking forward to this mini-series and seeing Superman in an isolated situation thats going to push him to his limits. If you're a Superman fan, make sure to grab this up and get on the ground floor of this epic story. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 14, 2023

    Pagulayan delivers some beautifully detailed and action packed art throughout the issue. There is a great tease towards the end of some strange and dazzling visuals to come that I am looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 17, 2023

    A strong start to the mini-series that establishes the story and draws us in with its mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 13, 2023

    Superman: Lost #1 delivers a super-simple but a granite-solid setup for a Superman adventure that pulls him out of time and space for years without anyone realizing it. The plot is clear, concise, and to the point, and the art is equally good. You'd be right to complain about the excessive cover price for a standard-sized comic, but the story (so far) is worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Ian Miller Mar 17, 2023

    While the story will focus most on Superman & Lois, there's a sense that Priest will be putting his stamp on many characters. With this issue as a taste, I can't wait for the whole meal over the next nine months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 15, 2023

    While the first issue is oriented toward laying out the premise, characters, and various sub-plots, it clearly invokes the rich thematic work that made Deathstroke a stand out series for years. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 15, 2023

    Superman Lost #1 is an oddity of a debut. The concept of the comic is great. The idea of Superman thinking he's been gone for decades and returning home to find things hasn't changed is a solid idea. But, the characters feel really off. It's like they've been replaced with body doubles. The only one that feels right is Lois. Maybe there's an explanation for all of that but as a beginning, it's a bit of a headscratcher. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 14, 2023

    A gorgeous issue that doesn't give us much to sink our teeth into. I'm hoping next issue gets moving. Read Full Review

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